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MAC choirs to perform free fall concert

FARMINGTON — Mineral Area College choirs, including the MAC Singers, Chamber Singers, and the Mineral Area Community Singers, will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at First Baptist Church of Farmington on A Street. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The choirs will be performing music of many styles, said Greg Graf, music instructor.

The Chamber Singers, a vocal jazz ensemble, will kick off the evening with standards such as, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” “The Girl From Ipanema,” and more.

MAC Singers, the community college’s concert choir, will be performing classical selections such as: “My Spirit Sang All Day” by Gerald Finzi; “Die Nachtigall” by Mendelssohn; as well as more current repertoire like Daniel Gawthrop’s “One Voice,” and “Wade in the Water” arranged by the late Moses Hogan.

The Mineral Area Community Singers will close the evening with selections including a piece set to Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Heart We Will Forget Him,” as well as a piece set to Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” and Robert Ray’s famous “He Never Failed Me Yet,” and more.

Graf, who directs the choirs, said music lovers of all stripes will be able to appreciate the range of selections and performances.

“We do this because we love singing,” he said. “If you love to hear great music, come and join us that Friday.”

For more information about the concert, contact Graf at (573) 518-2230.

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